Cash-strapped R. Kelly has asked a judge to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, as he is struggling to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex abuse charges.
The R&B singer hopes to do up to five concerts next month in Dubai.
It does not specify venues or how much Kelly could earn from the concerts, which were arranged before Kelly's arrest.
The 52 year-old also plans to meet members of royal families in the United Arab Emirates.
The motion said Kelly is scrambling to pay child support, legal fees and everyday expenses because of the cancellation of Illinois concerts and a record contract, as well as the removal of his songs from streaming services.
A judge could rule on the travel request at a pretrial hearing on Friday.